Dec 4, 2012 2:00am PST
. >>> a powerful typhoon has struck the soern philippines this morning, packing winds of 110 miles an hour. the storm has destroyed homes, triggered land slides. at least three people have been killed in the philippines. officials say millions of people could be affected. >>> nasa's curiosity space rover has discovered evidence of organic compounds on mars. samples of dust and sand from a dune on mars appear to contain carbon, sulfur and chlorine compounds. but scientist here's on earth aren't sure what to make of those findings and whether they could be a sign of life on the red planet. >>> nhl labor talks set to resume today. a small group of owners and players will be there. but the league's commissioner and the head of the players union will not attend. >> that will be productive. >> the nhl labor lockout is in its 79th day and all games through december 14th have already been canceled >> 46 minutes past the hour. soledad o'brien joins us now with a look at what is ahead on "starting point." >> good morning, everybody. former british prime minister tony blair is our guest this morning.
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
.org. >>> more on the deadly typhoon striking the philippines right now. some of the other top stories in the situation room right now. what's the latest? >> at least 322 people were killed and more than 400 injured from that devastating typhoon and the death toll is expected to rise. with hundreds more missing. the filipino government says nearly 200,000 people are living in shelters. and rescuers are struggling to get some of the victims to many of the major roads and bridges by that storm. >>> it looks like north korea is getting for a rocket launch later this month. a new satellite image shows increased activity by workers on the launch pad. north korea is planning a launch between december 10th and the 22nd. it claims the launch is for science and research. the u.s. condemns the launch saying it is the same technology that would be used to launch a ballistic missile. >>> alan simpson is cutting loose gangnam style. >> stop tweeting your breakfast. >> yes, the republican from wyoming wants to convince people to get involved with lowering the national debt. he asks young americans t
Dec 3, 2012 9:00am PST
. in the philippines a powerful typhoon is bearing down with winds that could reach 130 miles an hour. >> rescue teams there preparing for flash floods and landslides in the mountains. forecasters predicting huge waves and storm surge along the coast. the typhoon expected to make landfall in about seven hours or so from now on the same island where a tropical storm last year left 1,200 people dead. >>> emergency inspections are underway today at about 50 roadway tunnels in japan. that's after one tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo caved in yesterday. nine people died. an official with the private company that operates the sasago tunnel said outdated bolts, or concrete slabs, could be to blame. cnn's alex solberg is following the story. >> reporter: a driver's worst nightmare. heading through a highway tunnel when the ceiling collapses. officials are trying to figure out how it happened over the weekend here in japan. this man says the cars in front of us were crushed. it was tir filing. i'll never be able to drive through that tunnel again. another witness says i saw smoke filling the tunnel from abo
Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> a powerful typhoon has struck the southern philippines this morning, killing at least 27 people. that storm packed winds of 110 miles per hour. it destroyed homes and it triggered landslides. officials say that millions of people could still be affected there. >>> former new york mets star, lenny dystra sentenced to 6 1/2 months in federal custody, pleading guilt toy three fel nochlt y counts, bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets and money laundering. former outfielder is already serve i serving a three-year prison sentence in a separate case for grand theft auto. soledad says that's really sad. >> talent wasted. that's just sad. >>> let's move on here to anna wintour, editor in chief of vogue. add the title of ambassador to her name? president obama is considering pointing her as ambassador to either briton or france. it would be the president's way of thanking her for raising a lot of money for his re-election. >> i'm no expert on anna wintour, but i have seen the devil wears prada. that does not reflect diplomacy, to me. when i see that movie, i don't think -- >> did you watch the end